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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

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Nov 18, 2019

5 things the Baltimore Symphony needs to do right now, according to Michael Kaiser. Read more here.

Sep 30, 2019

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and its musicians announce the ratification of a one-year contract, ending a 16-week labor dispute. Read more here.

Sep 23, 2019

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians and management announce that they have reached tentative agreement. Read more here.

Sep 16, 2019

We have to do everything we can to hold onto these musicians and hold onto our orchestra ... to figure out how we can be a part of the solution to make sure that we save this great orchestra. Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott. Read more here.

Sep 16, 2019

The BSO Musicians have filed unfair labor charges against the management of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

Sep 16, 2019

We thought we would reach an agreement on Monday, BSO Negotiation Committee co-chair Brian Prechtl said. I believe this is something that could be worked out in a single afternoon if that’s what management wanted to do. Read more here.

Sep 9, 2019

We expect talks to continue. We continue to work towards preserving the orchestra it has taken 103 years to build. Brian Prechtl, co-chairman of the BSO Players’ Committee. Read more here.

Sep 9, 2019

BSO Musicians to put on free concert to celebrate Baltimore. Read more here.

Sep 2, 2019

The musicians of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra report that, as the beginning of the new season nears, there has been no movement from management towards an acceptable contract offer. Read more here.

Aug 28, 2019

Is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra mismanaging its assets? Read more here.

Aug 28, 2019

BSO musicians say they won’t play without a contract and want to be included in decision making. Read more here.

Aug 1, 2019

No business ever solved a financial problem by offering an inferior product. Cutting the length of the season only diminishes the orchestra’s presence in the community. Bruce Ridge, former ICSOM Chair. Read more here.

Jul 22, 2019

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concealed its audits because they show the extent of the mismanagement of the group. Read more here.

Jul 22, 2019

Leaked emails show Baltimore Symphony management suggested Governor Hogan deliver funds with a scripted message. Read more here.

Jul 17, 2019

ICSOM’S CALL TO ACTION swiftly reaches over $250,000 in SUPPORT of MUSICIANS of the BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Read more here.

Jul 15, 2019

Letter of support from the St. Louis Symphony Musicians to the locked out Baltimore Symphony Musicians. Read it here.

Jul 15, 2019

Current Baltimore Symphony Orchestra foundation board won’t be able to attract new funders. Read more here.

Jul 8, 2019

Baltimore Symphony Musicians play for a loyal audience of 5,000+ fans, despite being locked out, in a triumphant celebration of our country's greatness. Read more here.

Jul 8, 2019

Former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Yuri Temirkanov backs players in bitter labor dispute. Read more here.

Jul 1, 2019

Detroit Symphony Orchestra improved its financial standing with openness and trust. The BSO can do the same. Read more here.

Jul 1, 2019

Former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's music director David Zinman walked the picket line, declaring he was shocked, mortified and horrified for what is being attempted against the BSO musicians. Read more here.

Jun 24, 2019

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s current leadership has chosen to make decisions that are causing unnecessary damage to the institution, including locking out the musicians. Read more here.

Jun 19, 2019

The 101st AFM Convention members wrote an emergency resolution regarding the members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra ... read more.

Jun 17, 2019

BSO management locks out its musicians as of June 17, 2019. Click here for the Baltimore Symphony Musicians' press statement.

Jun 17, 2019

ICSOM issues CALL TO ACTION in support of the members of the Baltimore Symphony. Read more...

Jun 16, 2019

Baltimore County to host free July concert featuring BSO Musicians to replace a cancelled Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert. Read more here.

Jun 16, 2019

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s musicians have made concessions time and again to bail out bad management. Read more here.

Jun 10, 2019

Is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra headed for a lockout? In recent weeks, the ongoing dispute between musicians and management has reached a tipping point over financial woes. Read more here.

Jun 10, 2019

72 lawmakers call on Governor Hogan to release money for Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

Jun 6, 2019

I just want to work. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians say threatened job cuts could disrupt lives, jeopardize needed healthcare. Read more here.

Jun 5, 2019

Musicians play on after Baltimore Symphony Orchestra cancels concerts, shortens season because of fiscal woes. Read more here.

May 27, 2019

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan passed HB 1404 The John C. Merrill Act which will provide an additional $3.2 million in state funding to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

May 13, 2019

Baltimore Symphony musicians have organized an all-inclusive event, Music in the Heights, aimed to heal their community. Read more here.

Apr 22, 2019

$3.2 million grant from Maryland legislature may help Baltimore Symphony Orchestra settle contract dispute. Read more here.

Mar 4, 2019

Maggie McIntosh, a Baltimore Democrat and chair of the House appropriations committee, files bill to give Baltimore Symphony Orchestra $3.2M over two years and create a study group on finances. Read more here.

Jan 22, 2019

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is struggling financially, but musicians say a shorter season is not the answer. Read more here.

Jan 14, 2019

Review of the January 8th BSO Musicians brass concert to benefit My Sister’s Place, which including members of the Pittsburgh and National Symphony Orchestras. Read more here.


Dec 4, 2018
ICSOM's Leadership Weighs in with BSO Fundraising: A Challenge But Feasible in the Baltimore Sun. Read more here.
Nov 16, 2018

A group of concerned Baltimore Symphony Orchestra patrons and supporters have formed Save Our BSO. Read more here.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

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